Academy Mails Oscar Nomination Ballots

1945 Oscar for Best Art Direction

Est. sale price: $60,000-$80,000

Hans Drier won this Academy Award for his art direction in Frenchman's Creek starring Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Oscars rarely come up for sale as the Academy has vigorously enforced rules prohibiting the sale of the statuettes, though some that have already been sold are outside its reach. 

The Oscar nominating ballots are in the mail.

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed nomination ballots for the 84 th Academy Awards to its 5,783 voting members.

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Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PT on Jan. 13.

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The nominations will be announced Jan. 24, and the Oscars themselves will be broadcast live by ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 26.